MMH continues to see jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations

BATESVILLE, IN — Margaret Mary Health continues to see a surge in hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and the state models are still predicting a steady climb for the rest of September. The number of COVID-positive inpatients is more than 2 ½ times what it was less than a week ago.

The hospital continues to see higher daily patient volumes than normal, which has led to increased patient wait times to be seen and treated.

MMH is currently evaluating elective inpatient surgeries on a day-to-day basis. Like many other hospitals, MMH may reach a point soon where they would have to cancel all elective surgeries if inpatient volumes continue to increase due to COVID.

There are currently 27 patients on the Med/Surg floor, with four of those patients in the Special Care Unit. Sixteen of their patients are COVID positive with three of those on ventilators. 100% of the hospital’s current hospitalized patients under the age of 70 are NOT vaccinated. (Please see charts for patient volumes and ages of currently hospitalized patients)